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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    The chances of him being nominated in all three races is slim to nil, but Will Arnett could be on the Emmy ballot in all three comedy actor categories in the same year for three different shows: “Up All Night” (lead), “Arrested Development” (supporting), and “30 Rock” (guest).

    Has anyone ever done that before? Plenty of actors have been on the ballot twice in one year, and I’m sure many have been in all three over the course of their careers, but to be eligible for all in one year must be extremely rare. Would this be a first?

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    eastwest
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    Different categories, I think this has been done w/many actors. I don’t think an actor has done it for different categories in one year though.

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    Jake
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    The topic indicates something completely different. I thought it’s something about Will Arnett pulling an Emmy before Amy Poehler or before Golden Globe, or anything.

    Impressive feat by Arnett, nevertheless. 

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    Atypical
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    The closest I could come up with is Blythe Danner being nominated three times in 2005 in three separate categories/genres. That doesn’t quite fit the critieria of all the nominations coming from the same genre, but I think this achievement is just as impressive (if not more so):

    Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (“Will & Grace”)
    Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (“Huff”) *WINNER*
    Lead Actress in a Miniseries/Made for Television Film (“Back When We Were Grown-Ups”)

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    sorcery
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    Not sure if another actor has previously been eligible for all three Lead, Supporting and Guest series awards but Will Geer was also posthumously nominated in three categories: Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (The Waltons), Lead Actor in a Single Appearance in a Series (The Love Boat) and Supporting Actor in a Single Appearance in a Series (Eight Is Enough). I’m guessing the latter two were proto-Guest categories?

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    dude93
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    I don’t think Arrested Development is going to be the huge juggernaut people think it will be especially when it comes to this year’s Emmys. With the lack of appearances, Arnett, Tambor and Walter surely won’t be nominated. Bateman stands a chance definitely for a nomination for Lead Actor, but the supporting categories will still be bursting with Modern Family love. The comedy winners are going to be interestingly hard to predict this year. Comedy Series is a showdown between Modern Family and Girls – will MF go for gold and take home its fourth gong, or will Girls take the top prize having already bagged the Globe this year. Will Tina Fey win Lead Actress for her final season in 30 Rock, will Lena Dunham match her Globe and win for Girls, or will Louis Dreyfus snatch a second gong for her flawless performance in Veep. My gut tells me it’s going to be Fey vs Louis Dreyfus, ultimately. The Lead Actor race could also go various ways: Alec Baldwin vs Jon Cryer (who knows – it could happen again!) vs Jim Parsons (he could come back fighting) vs a possible upset by either Don Cheadle (he won the Globe remember!) or Jason Bateman (in his return season of Development). The supporting races will be triumphed once again, undoubtedly by Family, it’s just unknown which way voters will swing – Julie Bowen is a lock for supporting actress (her third consecutive gong no less) while supporting actor may go to Ed O’Neill for his ‘new father’ season, Ty Burrell for just being Phil Dunphy (he deserves awards no matter what) or indeed Eric Stonestreet once again (Stonestreet never fails to bring the laughs). Tyler Ferguson doesn’t stand a chance.

    I think Ellen Barkin may be nominated for supporting actress for The New Normal, and Jane Krakowski also deserves a nod for her final season of 30 Rock.  

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    The closest I could come up with is Blythe Danner being nominated three times in 2005 in three separate categories/genres. That doesn’t quite fit the critieria of all the nominations coming from the same genre, but I think this achievement is just as impressive (if not more so):

    Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (“Will & Grace”)
    Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (“Huff”) *WINNER*
    Lead Actress in a Miniseries/Made for Television Film (“Back When We Were Grown-Ups”)

    Wow, in the three genres of acting, that’s a hell of an achievement!

    And the best part is that she was nominated in lead, supporting AND guest lol

    Also, I didn’t knew that the supporting actors of AD woul appear in only one or two episodes, this is frustrating!

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Will Arnett will only be in two episodes of the fourteen broadcast on Netflix this May. Is two episodes enough to even get him a nomination for “Arrested Development”? Same thing goes for Jeffrey Tambor.

    Not sure if there’s a minimum requirement, but it only takes one episode to win, and Stockard Channing earned a Drama Supporting Actress nomination for appearing in only three episodes of “The West Wing’s” first season.

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    I heard that Kathryn Joosten couldn’t be submitted for an Emmy for guest actress for The West Wing for her famous “dead sons” episode because she’d been in too few… That may be rules regarding guest acting categories perhaps… I’m not sure.

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    Stockard Channing probably got her nomination because regardless of the ammount of episodes, she was billed as a regular actor in the main credits and it was during TWW’s big years with the Emmys. So too many or not too many episodes wouldn’t have mattered. She was still elegible, an Emmy favorite actress in an Emmy favorite show.

    KathrynJoosten couldn’t have been inelegible for not having enough episodes. One is enough for guest acting and back then six was the limit. So it might have been the other way around, that she appeared in too many episodes (more than six) making her inelegible and they couldn’t find a loop hole like they did for Bobby Cannavale when he won for Will & Grace, for example. And of course, she was probably a tiny supporting player except for an episode here or there and they didn’t bother submitting her for supporting instead. She certainly was no Stockard Channing back then, and she wasn’t the Kathryn Joosten she later became.

     

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    Will Arnett will only be in two episodes of the fourteen broadcast on Netflix this May. Is two episodes enough to even get him a nomination for “Arrested Development”? Same thing goes for Jeffrey Tambor.

    Do you have a link that proves this?  Because it was my understanding that while the episodes will focus prodominately around the specific characters the episodes are named for that all the other characters still play roles in the other’s episodes.

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    This is a really cool hypothetical and I hate to be a buzzkill but Arnett (nor Applegate nor Rudolph) is anywhere close to the Emmy radar for Up All Night. I mean, that would be the talk of the day if that happened. But, for game’s sake and hypothetical sake, I’ll pretend it is. And yeah, if that happened – he getting in all three – that would be quite the career achievement.

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    Matt Noble
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    [quote=”jsydel893″]Will Arnett will only be in two episodes of the fourteen broadcast on Netflix this May. Is two episodes enough to even get him a nomination for “Arrested Development”? Same thing goes for Jeffrey Tambor.

    Not sure if there’s a minimum requirement, but it only takes one episode to win, and Stockard Channing earned a Drama Supporting Actress nomination for appearing in only three episodes of “The West Wing’s” first season.[/quote]

    Alan Alda also got nominated for supporting in season 6 of the West Wing for only 3 episodes (and one of them he only had one short scene). 

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    Great question! I just looked through the last 4 years’ ballots to see if anyone had been nominated in all three acting categories within a genre (comedy or drama) and it turns out that nobody has! I thought at least Arnett’s soon-to-be-ex-wife Amy Poehler would have, but, when she was eligible for both lead and supporting in 2009, she did not have a submitted guest performance. Same for Callie Thorne last year, who had lead and supporting contending performances but no submitted guest performance. This seems likelier to happen when at least one series is on cable, as last year Rex Lee submitted for regular series roles on Entourage and Suburgatory and a guest role on Glee, but, because both regular series roles were supporting, he doesn’t qualify. So Arnett would seem to be it, although Justin Kirk could also do it this year if he submits for Animal Practice and can get a quick guest spot return to Modern Family.

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    The show format for this season has been reported to
    be different
    compared to previous seasons. Show creator Mitchell Hurwitz has stated
    that each of the new season’s fourteen episodes will focus on one
    individual character—with every episode happening at the same time
    within the show’s universe as according to Jason Bateman—showing the
    character’s activities since the conclusion of the third season.

    • Jessica Walter: “Lucille” (4.10)
    • Will Arnett: “Gob 1” (4.08) & “Gob 2” (4.14)
    • Jeffrey Tambor: “George Sr. 1” (4.03) & “George Sr. 2” (4.04)

    But there’s obviously going to be crossover, because they know each other.  Obviously they’ll have the characters interacting with each other at least somewhat.  For instance there was a Buster/Lucille scene released at an event.  That means either Lucille or Buster is in at least 2 episodes.  I think it will be more like “Lost”, in terms of character appearances despite each episode being from one perspective.  They’ll probably each appear in seven or eight out of the thirteen or so.  Bateman is confirmed to be the only one in all of them, but I really doubt anyone will only be in one episode.  How do you catch up on where Lindsay’s been for years in two episodes without showing her husband and daughter at all?  And furthermore, what would be the point in bringing back one of the TV casts that worked best together of all time if they’re not appearing together in any scenes?

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